UPDATE, 12/4: The News Channel 3 facebook page admin is reporting that the deceased was 59-year-old Chester Johnny Bighead. Lost Coast Outpost regulars will recognize that name as one that popped up regularly on BOOKED, the most recent occurrence being Nov. 27.


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Lost Coast Outpost conributor Mark McKenna sends the following report from Eureka:

We had two individuals just off the oyster processing plant find an unresponsive man floating face-down in the water. They attempted to throw him a lifeline, but he was unresponsive. Some people leaned over the side of the boat and they towed him to shore. He was pronounced dead.

They know the subject’s ID — he was known to law enforcement — but his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.